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Pubic Peer Pressure

As the popularity of Brazilian waxing and related grooming increases among women, doctors have become concerned.

Custom Prosthetics Get Cool

An Oakland industrial 3D printing and design studio, FATHOM, and online community e-NABLE team up to get artificial limbs to children and people in need around the world.

The Future of Health Care Is Avatars, Driverless Cars, and Virtual Reality

Teams at Kaiser’s Garfield Innovation Center test-drive solutions with doctors, nurses, patients, and consultants whose ideas may lead to a new health-care delivery system.

A Most Remarkable Physician

Dr. Caroline Hastings digs deep for a solution to a rare pediatric disorder and forms long-lasting family relationships along the way.

Marika Chop Spreads the Power of Healing

In Marika Chop’s opinion, everyone deserves body, mind, and spiritual wellness. As the owner and director of the Alameda Wellness Center, Chop is doing her part to bring healing and wellness to her clients.

Kaiser Surveys the Gene Pool for Sources of Autism

The HMO is gathering genetic material from 5,000 of its member families to further understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

Not to Be Morbid, But Let’s Talk About Death

The once taboo talk of end-of-life discussion finds its way into salons and doctors’ offices as palliative health care becomes the new normal.

Coming Soon, the Bionic Child?

Two Oakland doctors pair up with robotics firm Ekso Bionics on a pint-sized exoskeleton for kids.

The Changing Face of Nursing

It’s still mostly white and female, but recruiters at Samuel Merritt University and Cal State East Bay are looking for diversity.

Do Brain Games Make You Sharper?

After suffering a brain aneurysm, author Maria Ross believes that Lumosity’s Word Bubbles game jumpstarted her quick-thinking abilities.